AN AYRSHIRE man looking to track down the rightful owner of an Alloa war hero's medals is asking Wee County residents to help him complete his search.

Previous appeals for information in the Advertiser have brought Kilmarnock resident Hugh Ellis close to finding a relative of Sgt Major James (or John) Fraser.

Fraser served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders during World War One, and was born in Clacks on November 11, 1875.

Strangely, Hugh discovered four commendations in the soldier's name when looking through his grandfather's possessions several years ago.

After appealing for help in September of last year, a Tillicoultry resident came forward with new information.

He said: "She had discovered that William Fraser, who was the elder brother of James, had a second marriage to the sister of my grandmother."

It was through that connection that Hugh's grandfather, and now Hugh himself, came to possess the medals.

But the search for a modern day descendant of the Sgt Major continues, and Hugh has managed to identify some names that could help.

He said: "I am trying specifically to find out about three sons of James Fraser's sister Elizabeth (known as Lizzie), called James, George and Peter Templeman.

"James was born in 1897 and died in 1971; George was born in 1900 and died in 1966 (Dunfermline); and Peter was born in 1906 and died in 1979 (Dunfermline).

"Any information on the three brothers with respect to marriages and any children would be most helpful."

Hugh is also looking for any information about the family of Lizzie's daughter Maggie, who married a David Ogilvie and had two sons - James and George Ogilvie.

He claims George passed away in 2016 without any family of his own, but believes James may still be alive today.

Anyone with any information that could help Hugh's search, call 01259 230 637.